The Bullitt County History Museum

Bullitt Memories

Most of these "Bullitt County Memories" articles were written for a local newspaper. Additional ones have been added since then. The articles are listed here in reverse chronological order, with the most recent one at the top. Click on the article title to go to its page.

An Honor for GeorgeStephen Thomas9 Feb 2018
Attorney General A. E. FunkCharles Hartley16 Dec 2017
Judge A. E. FunkCharles Hartley20 Nov 2017
Jack Frick at 100David Strange19 Jul 2017
Christmas 2016 Series FarewellDavid Strange25 Dec 2016
Bidding You AdieuCharles Hartley18 Dec 2016
Benjamin Summers House SavedDavid Strange11 Dec 2016
The BleemelsCharles Hartley4 Dec 2016
Gap in KnobDavid Strange27 Nov 2016
Bullitt County Communities in 1883Charles Hartley20 Nov 2016
Three Bridges at Blue Lick CreekDavid Strange13 Nov 2016
Recognizing Our Voting WorkersCharles Hartley6 Nov 2016
Bullitt County's First CourthouseDavid Strange30 Oct 2016
William Thomas LeeCharles Hartley23 Oct 2016
Tanning Leather – The Theophile Conrad StoryDavid Strange16 Oct 2016
Names and FacesCharles Hartley9 Oct 2016
QuintupletsDavid Strange2 Oct 2016
The Railroad Comes to ShepherdsvilleCharles Hartley25 Sep 2016
BaptizingDavid Strange18 Sep 2016
Beulah Lee Fontaine - A Remarkable LadyCharles Hartley11 Sep 2016
Cowboys and IndiansDavid Strange4 Sep 2016
A Memento From the Old Shepherdsville High School GymCharles Hartley28 Aug 2016
The First Bullitt County TVDavid Strange21 Aug 2016
A History of Shepherdsville's Oldest BuildingCharles Hartley14 Aug 2016
Hebron in Bullitt CountyDavid Strange7 Aug 2016
A Marker for Adam ShepherdCharles Hartley31 Jul 2016
G E DDavid Strange24 Jul 2016
Colonel William ChristianCharles Hartley17 Jul 2016
Remembering to Vote!Charles Hartley3 Jul 2016
Remembering Nick SimonDavid Strange26 Jun 2016
For Lack of 17 Cents; A Fathers' Day StoryDavid Strange19 Jun 2016
The 1790's - A Dangerous TimeCharles Hartley12 Jun 2016
Major John Jacob PeacockDavid Strange5 Jun 2016
The Brothers GwynnCharles Hartley29 May 2016
1916 - Headlines a Century AgoCharles Hartley22 May 2016
Misremembered MemoriesDavid Strange15 May 2016
A Serious Smash UpCharles Hartley8 May 2016
Remembering the Poor Farm AgainDavid Strange1 May 2016
Giving and Getting DirectionsDavid Strange24 Apr 2016
BUZZ - Shepherdsville High School Newspaper, 1948Charles Hartley17 Apr 2016
Shepherdsville's Salt River BridgeDavid Strange10 Apr 2016
Bullitt County's Traffic LightsDavid Strange3 Apr 2016
Lebanon Junction High School Seniors - 1937Charles Hartley20/27 Mar 2016
Bullitt County and its CommunitiesDavid Strange13 Mar 2016
Franklin Pierce StrausCharles Hartley6 Mar 2016
ShepherdsvilleDavid Strange28 Feb 2016
A Letter Written During the 1937 FloodCharles Hartley21 Feb 2016
Fox ChaseDavid Strange14 Feb 2016
Ida Matilda Holsclaw - World's Oldest Newspaper CorrespondentCharles Hartley7 Feb 2016
Hunters HollowDavid Strange31 Jan 2016
Dr. John Elias JohnsonCharles Hartley24 Jan 2016
Hebron EstatesDavid Strange17 Jan 2016
New Henry Crist BookCharles Hartley10 Jan 2016
Pioneer VillageDavid Strange3 Jan 2016
HillviewDavid Strange27 Dec 2015
Annie Mitchell Reed - A SurvivorCharles Hartley20 Dec 2015
James William HardawayCharles Hartley13 Dec 2015
Lebanon JunctionDavid Strange6 Dec 2015
Frank Hatfield - A Man of IntegrityCharles Hartley29 Nov 2015
Mt. WashingtonDavid Strange22 Nov 2015
Hardy Family Roots, Old and DeepCharles Hartley15 Nov 2015
The War of 1812David Strange8 Nov 2015
The McAfees of Mt. WashingtonCharles Hartley1 Nov 2015
Trick or Treat!David Strange25 Oct 2015
The Creation of Bullitt CountyCharles Hartley18 Oct 2015
October RainDavid Strange11 Oct 2015
The Beckwith SagaCharles Hartley4 Oct 2015
Crawfish Fishin' in a Crawfish HoleDavid Strange27 Sep 2015
Frederick William Spence GraysonCharles Hartley20 Sep 2015
Jeremiah Vardeman "Uncle Vard" CrenshawDavid Strange13 Sep 2015
An Alleged BigamistCharles Hartley6 Sep 2015
A Book of Memories ... with your helpDavid Strange30 Aug 2015
The Lone GraveDavid Strange23 Aug 2015
John D. Colmesnil and Paroquet SpringsCharles Hartley9 Aug 2015
Dr. Bruce HamiltonDavid Strange2 Aug 2015
Washing Cars on the RiverDavid Strange26 Jul 2015
The Legacy of Dr. Emmet Field HorineCharles Hartley19 Jul 2015
William Dean Rouse. A World War II Friend FoundDavid Strange12 Jul 2015
The Barralls of Knob CreekCharles Hartley5 Jul 2015
Ode to the Baloney SandwichDavid Strange28 Jun 2015
Cholera in the 1800'sCharles Hartley21 Jun 2015
Flag DayDavid Strange14 Jun 2015
Christian Barclay - A Venerable LadyCharles Hartley7 Jun 2015
Second Place TrophyDavid Strange31 May 2015
Jean CaseyCharles Hartley24 May 2015
Bernadeen WheatleyDavid Strange17 May 2015
Levi Magruder's FamilyCharles Hartley10 May 2015
Hubert Clay, A Man of High EsteemDavid Strange3 May 2015
Joseph Aud and the St. John's ChapelCharles Hartley26 Apr 2015
NamesDavid Strange19 Apr 2015
Greenup Miller's WillCharles Hartley12 Apr 2015
Easter in the 1920'sCharles Hartley5 Apr 2015
The Lions Clubs, Part 3David Strange29 Mar 2015
The Lions Clubs, Part 2David Strange22 Mar 2015
The Lions Clubs, Part 1David Strange15 Mar 2015
William W. Sweeney - A Remarkable ConductorCharles Hartley8 Mar 2015
SleddingDavid Strange1 Mar 2015
When the Civil War Came to Mount WashingtonCharles Hartley22 Feb 2015
A 1932 Valentine LetterDavid Strange15 Feb 2015
Brashear's StationCharles Hartley8 Feb 2015
Leaches District, AgainDavid Strange1 Feb 2015
Thomas and Alexander Scott BullittCharles Hartley25 Jan 2015
Leaches DistrictDavid Strange18 Jan 2015
Thomas Daniel and His Civil War AdventureCharles Hartley11 Jan 2015
Foot and [or in the] Mouth Disease a Hundred Years AgoCharles Hartley4 Jan 2015
In The Eyes of ChildrenDavid Strange28 Dec 2014
The Pioneer WintersDavid Strange21 Dec 2014
The Snowstorm of 1994David Strange14 Dec 2014
Bardstown JunctionCharles Hartley7 Dec 2014
The 1937 FloodCharles Hartley30 Nov 2014
Life and Death. When Hearses were used as Ambulances.David Strange23 Nov 2014
Judge Wilhite CarpenterCharles Hartley16 Nov 2014
One Phone Call Away – A Veterans' Day StoryDavid Strange9 Nov 2014
What Time Is It?Charles Hartley2 Nov 2014
Lady in LaceDavid Strange26 Oct 2014
The Legacy of Hardin Harrison Columbus Quincy JamesCharles Hartley19 Oct 2014
Precious MemoriesDavid Strange12 Oct 2014
A Family LegacyCharles Hartley5 Oct 2014
The Murder of Joseph LavineDavid Strange28 Sep 2014
This Land is My Land!Charles Hartley21 Sep 2014
Painting TreesDavid Strange14 Sep 2014
The History of Bullitt's Lick SaltworksCharles Hartley7 Sep 2014
Bus Drivers – A Labor Day SaluteDavid Strange31 Aug 2014
Wreck at Gap in KnobCharles Hartley24 Aug 2014
OuthousesDavid Strange17 Aug 2014
Taking a Sunday DriveCharles Hartley10 Aug 2014
William Casper HerpsDavid Strange3 Aug 2014
How Cahill's Knob Got Its NameCharles Hartley27 Jul 2014
Casper Herps - A Remarkable ManDavid Strange20 Jul 2014
Shepherdsville High School 1929 Annual StaffCharles Hartley13 Jul 2014
World War One and Memories on a Bronze PlaqueDavid Strange6 Jul 2014
An Abandoned Cemetery RestoredCharles Hartley29 Jun 2014
Ann Christianson TroutmanDavid Strange22 Jun 2014
Dr. Woodford Bates TroutmanDavid Strange15 Jun 2014
Cliffa Foster, Title IX, and Girls' BasketballCharles Hartley8 Jun 2014
Where Have All The Pickup Trucks Gone?David Strange25 May 2014
Adam and Ben ChapezeCharles Hartley18 May 2014
Memories of MomDavid Strange11 May 2014
Benjamin and Elizabeth ChapezeCharles Hartley4 May 2014
Joy Oder and One Step for Women's RightsDavid Strange27 Apr 2014
Adam ShepherdCharles Hartley20 Apr 2014
William Dean Rouse. A Loss to War; A Loss to FamilyDavid Strange13 Apr 2014
Louisville & Nashville RailroadCharles Hartley6 Apr 2014
Plenge - Korfhage FarmDavid Strange30 Mar 2014
Spanish InfluenzaCharles Hartley23 Mar 2014
The Old, Old Shepherdsville High SchoolDavid Strange16 Mar 2014
The Trunnell HouseCharles Hartley9 Mar 2014
The 1942 TornadoDavid Strange2 Mar 2014
Eckstein Norton InstituteCharles Hartley23 Feb 2014
Toll RoadsDavid Strange16 Feb 2014
Rev. Davison and the Methodist ChurchCharles Hartley9 Feb 2014
The Bowman Valley SchoolDavid Strange2 Feb 2014
Lawrence Bishop - Revolutionary War VeteranCharles Hartley26 Jan 2014
Ed Croan and the Dog Tax LawDavid Strange15 Jan 2014
Jackson Family CemeteryCharles Hartley8 Jan 2014
The Loss of ChristopherDavid Strange1 Jan 2014
ChristmasCharles Hartley25 Dec 2013
An Album of MemoriesDavid Strange18 Dec 2013
Pitts Point - A Little River TownDavid Strange11 Dec 2013
A Day to RememberCharles Hartley4 Dec 2013
ThanksgivingCharles Hartley27 Nov 2013
All Aboard the Kiddie Special!David Strange19 Nov 2013
A Trip Down Memory LaneCharles Hartley13 Nov 2013
One Veteran of ManyDavid Strange6 Nov 2013
A Mysterious StrangerCharles Hartley30 Oct 2013
What Happened to David Phillips?David Strange23 Oct 2013
The Field FamilyCharles Hartley16 Oct 2013
The Shooting of Doctor CristDavid Strange9 Oct 2013
The Lee FamilyCharles Hartley2 Oct 2013
That 1912 School Exam!David Strange25 Sep 2013
Fall is Here; Winter is ComingDavid Strange18 Sep 2013
Isaac Wolfe BernheimCharles Hartley11 Sep 2013
Ora Lee RobyCharles Hartley4 Sep 2013
Submarine LostDavid Strange28 Aug 2013
Judge William T. MorrowCharles Hartley21 Aug 2013
Flight of the BalloonDavid Strange14 Aug 2013
Hot Soda on a Summer DayDavid Strange7 Aug 2013
SmithvilleDavid Strange31 Jul 2013
Troutman's Dry Goods StoreCharles Hartley24 Jul 2013
The Maramans' Store in ShepherdsvilleCharles Hartley17 Jul 2013
Troutman Bros Mammoth StoreCharles Hartley10 Jul 2013
The Fourth of July is not TrivialDavid Strange3 Jul 2013
Indian Projectile PointsCharles Hartley26 Jun 2013
The Water PumpDavid Strange19 Jun 2013
Judge C. P. BradburyCharles Hartley12 Jun 2013
Blue Sundays and Closed-Store WednesdaysDavid Strange5 Jun 2013
Woodrow MasdenCharles Hartley29 May 2013
Memorial DayDavid Strange22 May 2013
Froman's Ferry at Pitt's PointCharles Hartley15 May 2013
Survey MarkersDavid Strange8 May 2013
Alma Wallace Lesch, A Remarkable ArtistCharles Hartley1 May 2013
George Lawson RogersDavid Strange24 Apr 2013
The Corner Drug StoreCharles Hartley17 Apr 2013
The Poor FarmDavid Strange10 Apr 2013
Frank Hatfield, School Financial Reform PioneerCharles Hartley3 Apr 2013
Easter Sunday MemoriesDavid Strange27 Mar 2013
Fires in the 1920sCharles Hartley20 Mar 2013
On the RiverDavid Strange13 Mar 2013
Sarah O'Brien - A Life Well LivedCharles Hartley6 Mar 2013
Bullitt County Woman's ClubDavid Strange27 Feb 2013
Dingley DellCharles Hartley20 Feb 2013
A Footrace to LouisvilleDavid Strange13 Feb 2013
Camp CrescendoDavid Strange6 Feb 2013
The Carrolls of Bullitt CountyCharles Hartley30 Jan 2013
The Lynching of Mary ThompsonDavid Strange23 Jan 2013
J. D. "Jiggs" BuckmanCharles Hartley16 Jan 2013
Flat Lick RoadDavid Strange9 Jan 2013
The Meadows, Part 2Charles Hartley2 Jan 2013
The Meadows, Part 1Charles Hartley26 Dec 2012
Christmas MemoriesDavid Strange19 Dec 2012
Looking Back 100 Years to 1912Charles Hartley12 Dec 2012
Iron Stoves and Adoptive ChildrenDavid Strange5 Dec 2012
The Barton-Fox Family at Huber's StationCharles Hartley28 Nov 2012
Herding TurkeysDavid Strange21 Nov 2012
Ridgway Memorial LibraryCharles Hartley14 Nov 2012
Four Long-Term County ClerksCharles Hartley7 Nov 2012
Art Stamper and His MusicDavid Strange31 Oct 2012
Shepherdsville First Baptist Celebrates 175 YearsCharles Hartley24 Oct 2012
Airplanes and AirfieldsDavid Strange17 Oct 2012
John Marshall Harlan's Civil War Service at Lebanon JctCharles Hartley10 Oct 2012
The Cruises and Harness RacingCharles Hartley26 Sep 2012
A Long Line of FriendlyDavid Strange19 Sep 2012
John Ratliff's Civil War TaleCharles Hartley12 Sep 2012
A Moving Story about a DepotDavid Strange5 Sep 2012
Charles Lehr, Civil War Telegraph OperatorCharles Hartley29 Aug 2012
Drag Racing at Cedar CreekDavid Strange22 Aug 2012
Charley Kurtsinger, the JockeyCharles Hartley15 Aug 2012
Slavery Made PersonalDavid Strange8 Aug 2012
Smallpox in 1899 Lebanon JunctionCharles Hartley1 Aug 2012
Civil War in Bullitt CountyDavid Strange25 Jul 2012
Remembering Tom Pack and Robert McDowellCharles Hartley18 Jul 2012
Raymond Nute's Amazing Peach Orchard and Turkey FarmCharles Hartley11 Jul 2012
"Independence Day, The Fourth of July"David Strange4 Jul 2012
Old Shepherdsville RoadDavid Strange27 Jun 2012
A Train to Mt. WashingtonCharles Hartley20 Jun 2012
The Art and Struggles of Salt MakingDavid Strange14 Jun 2012
Bullitt County's First JayceesCharles Hartley6 Jun 2012
Metal Skates and Gravel DrivewaysDavid Strange30 May 2012
Professor Jack SandersCharles Hartley23 May 2012
The Old Stone JailDavid Strange16 May 2012
Bob Zimmerman, a Renaissance ManCharles Hartley9 May 2012
The Last Great Tree of ShepherdsvilleDavid Strange2 May 2012
World War I Memorial PlaqueCharles Hartley25 Apr 2012
The Courthouse Bell MysteryDavid Strange18 Apr 2012
Huber's StationCharles Hartley11 Apr 2012
Stop Those Devil Wagons!David Strange4 Apr 2012
How Bell's Mill Road Got Its NameCharles Hartley28 Mar 2012
Getting Rowed up Salt RiverCharles Hartley21 Mar 2012
Father Bertello & St. Aloysius ChurchCharles Hartley14 Mar 2012
Paroquet Springs RememberedCharles Hartley7 Mar 2012
How Floyds Fork Got Its NameCharles Hartley29 Feb 2012
Iron ManufacturingCharles Hartley22 Feb 2012
Battle of the KettlesCharles Hartley15 Feb 2012
Worst Train Wreck in Ky. HistoryCharles Hartley8 Feb 2012
Murder or Not? The Hagan-Barbour FeudDavid Strange1 Feb 2012
Dueling and Its Connection to Bullitt Co.David Strange25 Jan 2012
Brass plate Marks '37 High-water MarkDavid Strange18 Jan 2012
Glass House RestaurantDavid Strange11 Jan 2012
2012: A Year of AnniversariesDavid Strange4 Jan 2012
Sugar Valley Has a Deep HistoryDavid Strange28 Dec 2011
Train Wreck of 1888David Strange21 Dec 2011
Tree Traditions Fades but Story RemainsDavid Strange14 Dec 2011

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 08 Sep 2018 . Page URL: